The Professional Player to Coach Scheme is a joint programme from the PFA, the Premier League and the EFL, designed to increase the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic players who transition into full-time coaching roles in the professional game.
The scheme provides up to six coaches per season with an initial 23-month intensive work agreement at an EFL club, within the Academy or First Team environment. Each coach works through an individualised learning and development programme during their work agreement, incorporating a variety of football functions. This usually includes physical performance and conditioning, recruitment, analysis, administration and coaching different age groups.
There are currently a number opportunities to join the scheme: